Careers & Internships

Current Job Opportunities:

Below is a list of current available positions.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@missionkidscac.org.

Mission Kids does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Mission Kids is an equal opportunity employer.

Mission Kids is seeking a Full-time Forensic Interviewer to join our team of professionals.

 

Using a child-friendly method, forensic interviewers conduct neutral, fact-finding interviews of children who have potentially been victimized or witnessed a crime.

Ideal candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience in a field that would prepare them to work with children who have experienced trauma.

Bi-lingual Preferred. Master’s Degree Preferred.

 

Click here to view the full Job Description.

 

Summary of Position:

  • The Forensic Interviewer is responsible for conducting non-leading, child friendly, developmentally appropriate interviews of children affected by sexual and physical abuse for Mission Kids. The Forensic Interview is also responsible for the facilitation and promotion of a team investigation approach of child abuse cases.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Interviewing children, as well as adults with disabilities, who have potentially been victimized or witnessed a crime or violence.
  • Responsible for following the National Child Advocacy Center’s (NCAC) protocol for interviewing children who are suspected victims of child abuse (sexual or physical) and witnesses of abuse or violence.
  • Testify in civil and criminal court proceedings as required.
  • Function as an effective member and facilitator of a multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement personnel, case workers, prosecutors, medical and mental health personnel.
  • Facilitate monthly case review meetings with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participate in Local, State and National Peer Review meetings on a bi-annual basis to give and receive feedback about Forensic Interviews.
  • Participate in National Journal Club phone call to discuss the most up to date research within the field of Forensic Interviewing and Child Advocacy Center’s.
  • Conduct professional outreach, including trainings about mandated reporting, child abuse, and Mission Kids CAC.
  • Provide orientation to new multidisciplinary team members on the team approach to investigating or intervening in child abuse;
  • Responsible for ensuring the multidisciplinary team members understand the importance and role of all multidisciplinary team members, including mental health and medical professionals.
  • Additional responsibilities include supporting the general day-to-day activities of the Children’s Advocacy Center, promoting and advocating for the programs offered through Missions Kids
  • Program writing support.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • PC literacy including basic knowledge of Word for Windows and Excel, PowerPoint and data base functions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; presentation experience helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Preferred training in nationally approved child sexual abuse interview model.
  • Preferred experience testifying in court.
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Able to travel over night to conference and training requirements.
  • Must have valid driver’s license or ability to get to programs at various locations.
  • Successful completion of background checks which include child abuse history, criminal history and FBI clearances, with no criminal history.

 

Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements:

  • Knowledge of child abuse and family violence;
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years’ experience in a field that would prepare the candidate for interviewing suspected victims of child physical or sexual abuse. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and family violence.
  • Good organizational and writing skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others as part of a team.
  • Capability to participate in community presentations and outreach programs.
  • Ability to travel to attend and complete mandatory training and professional meetings.

For more information, you can email Mission Kids directly at jobs@missionkidscac.org. 

Mission Kids, in partnership with Creative Health Services, is seeking a Mental Health Trauma Therapist to join our collaborative team of professionals to provide support to child victims of crime and their non-offending family members.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts initial assessments, including diagnosis according to standards published in the current edition of the DSM, of new and existing consumers.
  • Develops a plan of treatment that is recovery-oriented and tailored to the specific needs of the consumer for whom it is written.
  • Conducts individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy using generally accepted techniques employed in a manner consistent with ethical standards of practice.
  • If licensed, maintains license as current at at all times. Maintenance of a current license shall qualify as having met minimum annual training requirements.
  • If not licensed or license-eligible, attends regular clinical supervision with a licensed practitioner and attends at least 20 hours of continuing education/relevant training per year.
  • Attends clinical supervision and/or team meetings as applicable and required.
  • Participates in the agency and program-specific quality assurance and improvement plans.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with other members of the team in a manner which promotes the growth and healthy development of consumers served and the agency as a whole.
  • Maintains 60% productivity rate via an combination of individual, group, family/couples therapy and/or assessments.
  • Maintains clinical records according to agency standards and systems requirements for each consumer assigned.
  • Supervises and/or orients other professional staff as assigned.
  • Participates in assignment team meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Appropriately plans for and coordinates continuity of care of consumers.
  • Reports all unusual incidents, accidents, conflicts of interest, or other issues potentially problematic to the agency, staff, or consumer(s) promptly to the Outpatient Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • License Preferred
  • Child Therapists Specializing in Trauma
  • Prior Experience is Trauma required
  • Tf-CBT Certified and/or the ability to complete certification

 

Please note: This is an employment opportunity provided through our partners at Creative Health Services. You can visit their website here.

To apply for this position, please visit the Job Listing via Indeed here.

For more information, you can email Mission Kids directly at jobs@missionkidscac.org. 

Mission Kids is seeking a Family Advocate to join our team of professionals to provide support to child victims of crime and their non-offending family members.

The Family Advocate coordinates services to ensure a consistent and comprehensive network of support for the child and family. Family Advocates are specially-trained professionals who work with child victims of crime (primarily child sexual abuse, but also serious physical abuse, and witnesses to violent crimes) and their non-offending family members. The Family Advocate coordinates services to ensure a consistent and comprehensive network of support for the child and family. The critical role of the FA is to educate clients, help them anticipate possible stressors, provide accurate, up-to-date information, and continued access to services.

Ideal candidates will have a Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social services, psychology, criminal justice or related field and three years’ experience.

Bi-lingual a plus; Master’s degree a plus; Experience with child abuse a plus.

 

CLICK HERE for the full Job Description.

 

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@missionkidscac.org.

 

 

 

Internship Opportunities:

Mission Kids offers various internship opportunities throughout the school-year and summer. The internships vary based on the needs of our organization.

Mission Kids’ Internship Coordinator is Tamara Noel. She can be reached via email at: intern@missionkidscac.org.

Mission Kids does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Mission Kids is an equal opportunity employer.

Fall 2021 Internship Opportunity: Public Policy & Administration

Mission Kids is seeking an intern for the Fall 2021 Semester to work with our External Affairs Team.

Emerging student leaders will apply their knowledge and skills in a professional, non-profit environment. Mission Kids’ interns are highly motivated students looking to make a difference and expand their understanding of the issues surrounding child abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking. This *REMOTE* internship will provide the student a greater understanding of how research, policy, and practice interact to positively impact our community. In addition, the student will develop an enhanced awareness of the structure and function of the state government, the federal government, NGOs, and academic institutions.

Click here for the full job description.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Tamara Noel, Internship Coordinator, at: intern@missionkidscac.org

Young Friends of Mission Kids:

Mission Kids is looking for Young Professionals, ages 21-40, to get involved with our organization’s ‘Young Friends of Mission Kids’ Committee. Ideal candidates should be committed to supporting the Child Advocacy Center’s mission through volunteerism, fundraising and community awareness.

Our Work: Mission Kids provides a direct service program that helps achieve healing
and justice for victims of child abuse and their families in Montgomery County, as well
as child abuse prevention education and community outreach programs.
Our Impact: The work of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center expands every year.
Mission Kids serves nearly 600 children and teens annually, and that number continues
to rise. Since Mission Kids opened its doors in 2009, the organization has served over
5,000 children and their families. With each new client comes greater need for
extended resources and funds.
Our Friends: The ‘Young Friends of Mission Kids’ Committee was established to reach
new generations and audiences who are connected to our mission and to find new ways
to meet the ever-growing needs of our Child Advocacy Center. This group of Young
Professionals, ages 21-40 years old, is committed to supporting the Child Advocacy
Center’s mission through volunteerism, fundraising and community awareness.
Membership: Being an active member of the “Young Friends” Committee is a great way
to contribute your time and talents to an important cause. In return, you will have
opportunities for socializing, networking, leadership development and fun while doing
something meaningful for children.

Interested candidates should email Ruth James at rjames@missionkidscac.org or call 484-687-2990.


Volunteer Inquiries:

Mission Kids is often seeking volunteers to help donate their time and talent to support our Child Advocacy Center. Our non-profit organization collaborates with volunteers for a variety of tasks including clerical, special event planning, along with outreach, prevention, and educational events in the community.

Interested volunteers should email Ruth James for more information or call 484-687-2990.